Washington, DC - The United States applauds the courage, determination, and will of the Venezuelan people who tried to exercise their constitutional right to vote in the yesterday, gubernatorial elections.

Washington, DC - Scientists at the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) have developed a new way to investigate the high-performance fibers used in modern body armor. Described in the Journal of Polymer Science (link is external), the research may help increase confidence in the apparel that protects military units, police departments and public figures from gunfire. It may also lead to the development of new, lighter weight materials for body armor in the future.

Rochester, Minnesota - A gathering of experts is meeting at Mayo Civic Center in Rochester, to talk about why a medication that works for one person may not for another. It's all in the genes. Individualizing Medicine 2017: Advancing Care Through Genomics is a two day conference hosted by the Mayo Clinic Center for Individualized Medicine.

Rochester, Minnesota - Breast cancer metastasis might be preventable by using a class of drugs already approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration to treat estrogen positive breast cancer.

Tucson, Arizona - Tucson Sector Border Patrol agents from the Ajo and Nogales Stations arrested two previously deported gang members in southern Arizona on Friday and Sunday; both with criminal histories in the United States.